Which Way To Run My Louvres

Louvres are a great addition to any outdoor space. From making your home cool during the warm summer to keeping you snug and cozy during the colder winter, louvres give you flexibility and freedom every home deserves. With over eight different opening roof systems to choose from at Louvretec, it’s time to decide which way your louvres should run. Seems pretty straightforward, but stop and think how much shade you want for your home and if it would go well with the overall aesthetic of your home.

So what is the best way to run the louvres of an opening roof? Horizontally to match the weatherboards? Or run the louvres perpendicular out from the house?

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Here’s what Louvretec has to say

When people talk about which is the best way to run the louvres, they are talking about the span of the louvres. To make full use of the sun on any given day, Louvretec recommends your louvres should run perpendicular from the house and towards the north as much as possible. With it out towards north you can get the best control of the morning and afternoon sun for your home. The experts at Louvretec can demonstrate this in full detail so make sure you check out your nearest Louvretec showroom.

In a nutshell, most people would think the louvres will run horizontally but sometimes (depending on the way your home faces) that direction could reduce your control of the shading throughout the day whether it’s the colder or warmer season.

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Other factors to consider

Think about the longest part of your outdoor space. Are you wanting to add a louvre for the entire space? Take into account the longest louvres length, the slope or angle you are after (if any), do you want the louvres flush perhaps or as an eyebrow configuration. Also, consider the design, do you want your louvres to blend into the surrounding? Or be a stand out feature of your home? These are decisions that need to be made but they don’t have to be made alone. Our louvre experts at Louvretec can guide you to the perfect solution.

The good thing is whichever way you run the louvres you can still block out or let in as much sun as you like, thanks to our spiral pivot drive system which allows full rotation of the louvres either way.

Visit the nearest Louvretec showroom and let our team take you through this concept for your own home.